how to clean blinds

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Window blinds can be a price-conscious way to add privacy to your windows, protect your belongings from sun damage, and even add a decorative touch to your home. There are nearly as many different types of window blinds as there are decorating styles. Available in wood, faux wood, plastic, metal, and even fabric, the blinds can be made to measure or purchased ready to hang in standard-size windows.

One thing that every type of blind has in common is that it gets dusty and dirty. Weekly dusting can help control the amount of grime that builds up on the slats. But if you don’t remove dust regularly, it can combine with grease and other particles in the air to become sticky and much more difficult to remove.

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I’ve got 20+ years in the cleaning industry and my favorite tool for cleaning blinds is the Hiware Window Blind Cleaner Duster. This cleverly-designed little gadget has three prongs attached to a handle so I can clean three slats — top and bottom — at a time. There are microfiber “gloves” that slip over the prongs to capture the dust. Since the tool comes with five sets of gloves, I can do the entire house and then toss the gloves in the washer to use again.

When I’m ready to do a more thorough cleaning, the tool works well with any cleaning solutions needed. Yes, even with regular dusting, there will be a time when the blinds need to be cleaned and not just dusted. This is particularly the case for kitchen blinds that are exposed to grease particles and bathroom blinds that end up catching bits of hair spray.

How to dust window blinds

Weekly cleaning keeps your home free of dirt, dust, and grime. This applies to nearly every surface, including your window blinds. All of this cleaning can be rather time-consuming, but the following steps prove very efficient for cleaning window blinds.

If you cannot easily reach the top of the window, always use a sturdy step ladder while you are cleaning.
If you are using the three-pronged Hiware Window Blind Cleaner Duster, simply open the blinds fully and …read more

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